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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Architecture and design engineering business Arup has recruited a new general counsel as its current legal head steps down after eight years in the role. Margot Day joins from engineering consultancy Buro Happold, succeeding Clare Marshall as GC. Marshall has been at Arup nearly 20 years, and GC since 2013. Marshall is now launching her […]

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Hogan Lovells invests in Brussels with PwC team hire

Hogan Lovells has recruited a five-lawyer finance team from PwC for its Brussels base. Finance veteran Ivan Peeters and partner Philip Van Steenwinkel join the firm alongside three associates. Both Peeters and Van Steenwinkel have been at PwC since 2018, which they joined from the Belgian branch of Benelux firm Stibbe.  Before this, the duo […]

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City duo join throng of firms repaying Covid loans

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) and Travers Smith are the latest firms to confirm repayment of Covid loans that were taken out at the height of the pandemic last year. Both firms’ combined debt increases amounted to £81m in 2019/20, with NRF significantly drawing down on its loan facilities during the first wave of the pandemic […]

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Sports Direct launches negligence claim against Deloitte

Mike Ashley’s multibillion-pound retail empire has filed a claim against its former tax advisers at Deloitte, The Lawyer can reveal. A claim was filed last week as Ashley’s Sports Direct faces mounting scrutiny from several European tax authorities over a scheme designed by the Big Four auditor. Questions have been raised as to how Sports […]

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